Personal injury matter litigated as SIU case by defendant.
Pending matter in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Central Civil Unlimited Jurisdiction Court where plaintiff alleged that she sustained third degree burns on her face and contracted a staph infection which escalated to herpes. Plaintiff alleged that she engaged defendant spa to wax her face and was subjected to extremely hot wax, which gave her third degree burns on her face. She also alleged that once burned, she was infected by dirty towels and equipment, leading to a staph infection and ultimately a herpes infection. She claimed her medical diagnosis and prognosis has left her with the prospect of a life long disease that leaves her disfigured and requiring anti-biotic drugs on a consistent basis. Defendant alleged that plaintiff’s burns and subsequent infections were not as severe as alleged and the alleged negligence leading to the infections were not the sole cause of plaintiff’s injuries. Defense alleged that plaintiff’s smoking and general poor health had been the primary reason for plaintiff’s consistent infections.
Plaintiff had a pending action in the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming catastrophic injuries as a result of being rear-ended while stopped at a red light.
Successful mediation of claim arising out of collision of tractor trailer with yard truck hauling chassis at yard in Port of Los Angeles.
Successful mediation of matter pending trial as a long cause case in the Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Central District arising from the collision between a law enforcement agency patrol vehicle being driven by a deputy responding to an emergency call and plaintiff’s vehicle. Patrol vehicle collided with plaintiff’s vehicle at 65 miles per hour mid-intersection while being driven in response to an emergency call with siren and overhead lights activated. Plaintiff claimed that he did not see the patrol car nor hear the siren before being hit. Plaintiff’s injuries were substantial. An independent witness stated that the light was green for the plaintiff at the time of the collision.
Catastrophic injury to nonagenarian who was knocked to the ground by a shopping cart being pushed by a shopper whose visibility was reduced by a large box containing a large appliance placed in the child seat of the shopping cart. The store and customer who struck plaintiff were co-defendants. The co-defendants blamed each other. The customer pushing the cart claimed the national store did not have a protocol for customers to carry large items in carts to the register, and the store claimed the customer should not have pushed the cart knowing that her visibility was blocked. Plaintiff’s damages included two surgeries when the first surgery resulted in the screws placed in her hip to become displaced, requiring a second procedure. The matter was successfully mediated.
Successful mediation of a case pending in an unlimited jurisdiction trial court in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Plaintiffs brought an action alleging they suffered personal injury as a result of being involved in an automobile vs. automobile collision. Liability and the extent of damages were disputed by the defendant driver who was making a left turn. Defendant argued that plaintiffs were in the vehicle that was being driven at a high rate of speed by one of the three plaintiffs in the automobile. Injuries were alleged to be significant, including evidence of the defendant’s independent medical examiner’s opinion that one of the plaintiffs required joint replacement surgery. Defendant presented defense that plaintiffs failed to mitigate their damages. The entire matter settled in the mediation.
Plaintiff was returning his rented car at LAX Airport and was pinned between two cars when getting luggage out of the trunk, and a rental company employee moved the car in reverse. Plaintiff had a prior injury to the same knee injured in this accident. Defendant car rental company disputed the extent of the injury. Matter resolved.
Action by Plaintiff alleging injury as a result of collision with fire department emergency vehicle. Complicated issues include: - Fire department policy and compliance of requirements regarding lights and sirens on emergency calls - Driver’s duty to comply with Vehicle Code in evasive measures - Medical expenses of half a million dollars alleged by egg shell plaintiff - Force of impact - Report of investigating law enforcement agency as to fault
Matter involving an automobile accident in which plaintiff was broadsided as he drove through a large intersection and as a result rolled over three times. Plaintiff and Defendant each claimed to have had a green light, claiming the other’s was a red light.
Dispute involving plaintiff’s allegations that, as a result of false accusations of misconduct and harassment, he sustained damages from defamation, intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Dispute regarding the extent of damages in a matter wherein the government agency stipulated to liability for a traffic accident involving its employee. Plaintiff alleged that her injuries included a tear of the triangular fibrocortilage complex at the prestyloid recess to her dominant wrist, a 5 mm disc protrusion at L4-L5 with an annular tear, and a 6 mm disc protrusion at L5-S1 with an annular tear. Plaintiff alleged that she was permanently prevented from working in her occupation of 20 years that required extensive use of her hands, arms, and wrist. Defendant disputed the permanent nature of her injuries, and alleged that the limitations from her injuries were not permanently catastrophic.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death of family member against physician who had performed weight reduction surgery on deceased.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death by wife and minor children of construction worker against public entity for death at a construction site on public property.
Dispute alleging dependent care abuse and wrongful death by family members against assisted living facility.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death by parents of minor child against hospital, alleging failure to properly diagnose, resulting in death.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death by parents of child against physician and hospital after the child was brought in for emergency treatment three times in 72 hours.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death by spouse and children of supermarket shopper who reached for an item on the top shelf of a sales rack, and suffered a fatal head injury.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death and products liability brought by the family of a construction worker against the manufacturer of a nail gun, alleging that the absence of a safety on the trigger resulted in the fatal accidental firing of a nail into the deceased at a construction site.
Dispute regarding wrongful death of a dependent adult by the family of resident in assisted living facility, alleging failure to properly monitor at mealtime, resulting in fatal injury from choking on food.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death brought by family members against driver and owner of vehicle, in which the deceased was a passenger who suffered a fatal injury in an accident wherein the driver was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death by the family of a shopper who slipped when using an escalator in a shopping mall, and who sustained a fatal head injury.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death against the driver of an automobile that struck a bicycle rider, who sustained a fatal injury as a result of the collision.
Dispute regarding allegations of wrongful death of wife, mother, and minor child, who sustained fatal injuries when they were crossing the street and were struck by a car, the driver of which was thereafter arrested for reckless driving and for driving at an excessive rate of speed.
Assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from dispute at a deposition. Cross-complaint for assault, battery, and negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiff represented defendant at a deposition, and defendant attacked plaintiff during a break.